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is a hands on dentist, cleaning teeth and evaluating your condition himself, not delegating those tasks to his hygenist. He communicates" clearly and explains clearly, informing you of any areas he is watching or any potential concerns. He is personable and responsive to my questions. I have been seeing him for a number of years and am very satisfied with his care. His staff is efficient and pleasant.

-Kathryn B.

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"When I arrived, I had my Dental Insurance Card, but I had left my driver's license at home; they made me go back and get it before they would see me, even though" I had my previous records (x-rays and narrative) from another dentist and my card with me which pretty well indicated who I was (dental records being a way of identifying people). The dentist was extremely rude and in a hurry as we wanted to begin his time off for vacation. He said he would contact my insurance company about my crowns since it involved the previous dentist. After several months, I didn't hear back from him. I called the office and they said that he hadn't done anything. I asked for a copy of my x-rays and the return of my previous records. They said they had my previous records, but couldn't give my x-rays until I signed a waiver. When I got the waiver in the mail, I called and asked why they didn't return my previous records, and they said they couldn't return them unless I signed the waiver, even though I brought them in myself. When I received a copy of my x-rays, I called and asked where the previous records were. Then after a day, they said they weren't allowed to give my the records that I had brought in myself - and that they had destroyed them because they were no longer relevant! A horrible experience and I wouldn't go there if you paid me.

-Dennis A T.

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 I am familiar witht he ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers across the country, in particluar, the one in Overland Park, KS.  They are a "one stop" implant center.  The doctors there are at the top of their field, and an advantage is that you have all of the specialists that will be working with you in the same place.  That would have to make communication easier between doctors.  They usually offer seminars for patients and I think, offer free consultations, which is always worthwhile.

  If you chose to go the other way, some Prosthodontists will place and restore the implants themselves. In other cases, an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist will place the implant and a Prosthodontist or General Dentist restores it.   Fees can vary quite a bit from office to office and with the different options for restorative materials.  Some offer free consultations, for others, they charge a fee that might be applied to any future treatment in some cases.

The first step is to schedule a few consultations with different providers, which it sounds like you've already done.

The most important factors when deciding which practitioner to work with:
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.1.  You should feel comfortable asking your doctor any questions so that you have a good understanding of the procedure itself, healing time and long-terem outcome, and possible complications.  Write down a list of questions and take them with you to the consultation.

2.  Ask about the experience of the practitioner. How many similiar procedures have they completed?  Have they had any major complications with any cases?  Ask to see photos if possible.

3..Figure out if it works out better for your schedule, to go to a "one stop" provider or to separate providers for the placement and the restoration of the implants.

4. Follow your instincts.  If you feel rushed, didn't get direct answers to your questions, didn't communicate well or had any other negative feelings, this probably isn't the doctor for you.

5. Consider insurance coverage and financing options.  If your dental plan covers implants and it is important to you to use a preferred provider, you will want to check your list.  Many times, insurance does not cover implants, or at least not all of the steps.  You may want to inquire about payment and financing options.

I hope this at least helps you feel a little less confused and a little more directed. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of further help.
Sincerely,
Beth L. Gehring,DDS, PC
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
docbeth93@gmail.com
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As a  Dentist, I am sorry to hear about your denture nightmare and I know how frustrating that can be.  I am surprised that your doctor wasn't willing to work with you on some type of solution.  A few options would be either remaking the dentures once more,  or offering to return some of the money and have you return the dentures.   Unfortunately, the doctor has put in a lot of their time and lab expenses, but the patient also  has time and money invested.  You might try sending a letter re-explaining the problems you hand and offering an acceptible and fair solution.  Be sure to keep a copy of it and any correspondence you receive from the Dental Office.  In the event that you don't get anywhere, you have documentation of the problem. 

At any point in the process, did they have you sign something saying you were happy with the denture set up?  Some practitioners will document the patient's acceptance at the try-in appointment, before the denture is processed.  At that time, changes in tooth arrangement, size and color can be made with minimal lab expense. 

If the letter doesn't get you anywhere, you might try going to the governing body of the dental profession in your area.  I am a dentist in Blue Springs, Missouri, USA.  Here, we have the Missouri Dental Board  (or the Dental Division of the Missouri Department of Professional Registration.)  This is the entity that licenses us to perform our professional duties in our state.  They often have a process to file complaints against a provider if you were unable to resolve the problem yourself.   After your complaint is received, they will contact the doctor to get their side of the story, then try to mediate a solution between the two parties.  

As far as a new set of dentures, you might seek out the services of a Prosthodontist (specializes in dentures and removable appliances - extra training and certification beyond general dentistry) or go to a local dental school.  The students are supervised and checked off at each step by professionals.  Most dental schools also treat patients through their faculty practices, and you can often get the services of a specialist at a lower price. 

I hope this information is helpful to your situation, and I wish you well. 

Beth Gehring, DDS
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, MO  64015  USA
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Dentistry reviews in Fort Walton Beach

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Was not innudated with "needed" services suggestions - good basic care with evidence of competency in other dental services if I needed them. They discussed and gave me choices. In an older building with some signs of age: areas were very clean + appropriate for a medical practice. I felt comfortable on my visit.
- Linda C.
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When I arrived, I had my Dental Insurance Card, but I had left my driver's license at home; they made me go back and get it before they would see me, even though I had my previous records (x-rays and narrative) from another dentist and my card with me which pretty well indicated who I was (dental records being a way of identifying people). Dr. Saccaccio was extremely rude and in a hurry as we wanted to begin his time off for vacation. He said he would contact my insurance company about my crowns since it involved the previous dentist. After several months, I didn't hear back from him. I called the office and they said that he hadn't done anything. I asked for a copy of my x-rays and the return of my previous records. They said they had my previous records, but couldn't give my x-rays until I signed a waiver. When I got the waiver in the mail, I called and asked why they didn't return my previous records, and they said they couldn't return them unless I signed the waiver, even though I brought them in myself. When I received a copy of my x-rays, I called and asked where the previous records were. Then after a day, they said they weren't allowed to give my the records that I had brought in myself - and that they had destroyed them because they were no longer relevant!
A horrible experience and I wouldn't go there if you paid me.
- Dennis A T.
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He's a great dentist. He was recommended to us by a friend. He has all the new technologies, has a great office and a fantastic staff. He's been around since the mid to late 1970s. He's moved into a new office since then. He has another dentist working with him, who is very good too. The hygienists and their assistants are very good. They're very good to get along with.
- Thomas A.
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Excellently, as I see Dr.
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at least quarterly for a cleaning and, if necessary, ancillary gum treatment for which a laser is gernerally employed - typical of the
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methodolgy Dr.
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utilizes in his practice. His dental equipment is first class.

It is of no small comfort to know that Dr.
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teaches various aspects of dentistry at Columbia as well so I am assured that his knowledge of practice and procedure are as up to date as possible - in this age of tremendous medical advances this fact cannot be discounted.
- Kenneth A R.
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I was able to get an appointment for just a few days after my initial call. I was taken in right on time, but the exam room wasn't ready. They got me into another one in about 15 minutes. Full set of x-rays done by technician. She was professional and pleasant. Dr
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came in after about a 15 minute wait to review the results. She was quick, but thorough in explaining what was found, using the x-rays to show me where the work was needed. We agreed on a priority list for getting my issues handled. After about a 20 minute wait, another person came in and we reviewed the work needed. All costs were laid out and I was given referrals for other doctors to do some outside work. A follow up appointment was set for the next week to start my treatments. Be sure to check with the referred doctor about insurance. One of the outside doctors didn't take my insurance and I had to find another one to replace him. Overall, a nice experience.
- Frank K.
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They are professionals and we have been with them for thirty years. He and his staff are great and do great work for my children and my self. His staff is great as far as working through the insurance paperwork is concerned. They do a great job and we have always enjoyed it.
- scott H.
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he is very confidential. They are professional. I've been to a lot of places they didn't have a phone. there is a general understanding of clients. it all sounds ridiculous, they didn't know whats going on. It's embarrassing. Here there is understanding whats going on. they have a telephone. somebody is always at the desk. asking questions.
- NANCY A.
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It was good- he's a good dentist. He did good work-it looks very good (the bridge is quite good but expensive). My husband had gone to him for several years and that's how I found him.
- helen B.

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Armphy Galloway DDS

300 Hollywood Blvd SE
Fort Walton Beach

Arnold Gangwisch DMD

530 Florida Ave.
Lynn Haven

Arthur Merkle DDS,DMD

9 Yacht Club Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Bakker, Dr. Jos J.

31 Perry Ave SE
Fort Walton Beach

Barnes, Dr. Terence D.

838 W James Lee Blvd
Crestview

Barry, Dr. Steven C.

1455 S Ferdon Blvd
Crestview

Bartlett, Dr. Katherine

208 Hospital Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Bartruff, Dr. J Brent

930 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Bay Dental Center

45 E Beach Dr
Panama City

Bay Medical Center

615 N Bonita Ave
Panama City

Bayer, Dr. Peter F.

220 Hollywood Blvd SE
Fort Walton Beach

Berry, Dr. Stephen E.

2406 St Andrews Blvd
Panama City

Bludau, Dr.Eric

42 Business Centre Dr
Miramar Beach

Bluewater Bay Dental

4400 Hwy 20 E
Niceville

Bowers III, Dr.K. Douglas

106 Wright Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Bowers, Dr. K Douglas

151 Mary Esther Blvd
Fort Walton Beach

Boyd Gage DDS

1 Woodham Ave
Fort Walton Beach

Boyd, Dr. William G. Jr

1 Woodham Ave
Fort Walton Beach

Bright Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

208 Hospital Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Broutin, Dr. Olivier

4400 Hwy 20 E
Niceville

Buttram, Dr. J. Randal

2929 Hwy 77
Panama City

Carol Merkle DMD

9 Yacht Club Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Cedar Pearl Dental Office

222 Cedar Ave
Crestview

Charles T Hunter DDS

2620 Jenks Ave
Panama City

Chase, Dr. Justine K.

4506 E Highway 20
Niceville

Chen, Dr. Sharon S.

136 Partin Dr N
Niceville

Christian Stanford DMD

308 Mrcl Str Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Clark, Dr. Tony D.

526 Mary Esther Cut Off NW
Fort Walton Beach

Cogley, Dr. Van S.

3 Vine Ave NE
Fort Walton Beach

Collias, Dr. John C.

544 Magnolia Ave
Panama City

Community Health Center Bay County

2309 E 15th St
Panama City

Cook Family Dentistry, PA

2441 US Highway 98 W
Santa Rosa Beach

Crestview Family Dentistry

101 East 4th Ave
Crestview

David Pete Windham, DMD

5701 Hickory St
Panama City

David Russell DDS,DMD,MS

14 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach

Davis, Dr. Sonny

201 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach

De Moya, Dr. Margherita G.

1013 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Defuniak Springs Family Dental

1299 US Hwy 90 W
Defuniak Springs

Doron Bresler DDS

1634 Peter Ct
Fort Walton Beach

dr davis

201 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach

Dr Scott Heitzmann

514 Florida Ave
Lynn Haven

Dr. Allen and Dr. Grimes

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Kristin Shinnick

208 Hospital Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Michael Grimes

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Sharon S. Chen, DDS PA

136 Partin Dr N
Niceville

E A Tillman

285 N Ferdon Blvd
Crestview

Elbert Davis DMD

362 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach

Elizabeth Newell DDS

106 Wright Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Elzawahry, Dr. Tamam

1560 Jenks Ave
Panama City

Erin Sutton DMD

931 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Ersoy, Dr. Arzu E.

1560 Jenks Ave
Panama City

Family Dentistry

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Farrugia, Dr. Alan C.

10 Riverwood Dr
Crestview

Fletcher, Dr. Lisa

1 11th Ave
Shalimar

Futrell, Dr. Harry C.

330 W 23rd St
Panama City

Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry

6880 W. Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach

George Keith DMD

300 Hollywood Blvd SE
Fort Walton Beach

George Stone DDS

816 Pinedale Rd
Fort Walton Beach

Gerlecz, Dr. Joseph M.

1138 W 26th St
Lynn Haven

Goodpaster, Dr. Howard

1 11th Ave
Shalimar

Goodreau, Dr. Gregory W.

17350 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach

Grandy, Dr. Michael S.

530 Florida Ave
Lynn Haven

Gregory P Grantham DDS

340 W 23rd St
Panama City

Gulf Dental Center

1560 Jenks Avenue
Panama City

Hablitzel, Dr. Matthew

2309A Saint Andrews Blvd
Panama City

Hall, Dr. Nathaniel C.

4484 Legendary Dr
Destin

Hanle, Dr. David J.

1115 Eglin Pkwy
Shalimar

Harison, Dr. Rex

1615 Harrison Ave
Panama City

Harrison Jr, Dr. Franklin R.

801 Ohio Avenue
Lynn Haven

Harrison, Dr. Reese

801 Ohio Ave
Lynn Haven

Harrison, Dr. William G.

1012 W 11th St
Panama City

Healthcare Connect

495 Grand Blvd.
Miramar Beach

Hencinski, Dr. Mary A.

30 Blueberry Rd
Freeport

Howard Fisher DDS

1755 Lewis Turner Blvd
Fort Walton Beach

Hutchinson, Dr. John D

816 Pinedale Rd
Fort Walton Beach

Jane Woo DDS

136 B Staff Dr. NE
Ft. Walton Beach

John D Hutchinson DDS

816 Pinedale Rd
Fort Walton Beach

Kelly Lebeau DDS

931 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Kennon, Dr. Branch J

2309 Saint Andrews Blvd
Panama City

Kent Brown DMD

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Knapke, Dr. William C.

617 W 23rd St
Panama City

Leah Thompson-Gagnon DMD PA

4550 E Hwy 20
Niceville

Leigh Curtis DDS,DMD,MPH

220 Hollywood Blvd SE
Fort Walton Beach

Lichorwic, Dr. Dennis

4635 Gulfstarr Dr
Destin

Lisa Uyen Le DDS

314 Olympia Ct
Fort Walton Beach

Litvak, Dr. Michael

6105 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola

Lois J Lunderman DDS

395 Valparaiso Pkwy
Valparaiso

Lunderman, Dr. Lois

395 Valparaiso Pkwy
Valparaiso

Marcantonio Dentistry

842 Hwy 20 E
Freeport

Marla Allen DDS

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Marshall, Dr. Chadwick J.

123 Second Street SE
Fort Walton Beach

Matthew, Dr. Hablitzel L.

2309 St Andrews Blvd
Panama City

Merkle & Merkle DDS

9 Yacht Club Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Michael Murray DDS

2507 Harrison Ave
Panama City

Michael O'Donnell DMD

870 Mack Bayou Rd
Santa Rosa Beach

Michelle Getz DMD

406 N Cove Blvd
Panama City

Miramar Beach Dental and Orthodontics

10221 Us Highway 98 W
Miramar Beach

Moore, Dr. Cindy C.

5420 N Lakewood Dr
Panama City

Myers, Dr. Stephen C.

10510 Hutchison Blvd
Panama City Beach

Nabors Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

362 NW Beal Parkway
Fort Walton Beach

Nakaiye, Dr. Roy

222 Cedar Ave
Crestview

Niceville Family Dental Center

908 Palm Blvd S
Niceville

Nick Jazayeri DMD

348 Mrcl Str Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

North Florida Dental Care

1010 Harrison Ave
Panama City

O'Donnell, Dr. Michael T

57 Bruce Ave
Defuniak Springs

Ottley Smiles Dental Center

8117 Navarre Pwy
Navarre

Paramore, Dr. Jolene O.

2240 W 24th St
Panama City

Parkway Dental Associates

17350 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach

Personal Attention Dental Ctr

5701 Hickory St
Panama City

Personal Care Family Dentistry

348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Pohl, Dr. Douglas F

31 Perry Ave SE
Fort Walton Beach

Ratcliff, Dr. Robert C.

2441 US Hwy 98 W
Santa Rosa Beach

Richard Apps DMD

80A Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach

Richardson, Dr. Russell T.

17350 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach

Rodrick Deason DMD

207 Pelham Rd
Fort Walton Beach

Roger Grace DDS

28 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach

Sain, Dr. William O.

1022 Harrison Ave
Panama City

Santa Rosa Beach Dental Dr.Amber Wiebe DMD, MAGD,

4942 Us Highway 98 W
Santa Rosa Beach

Seacrest Dental

5399 E County Highway 30a
Santa Rosa Beach

Seymour, Dr. Jason G.

297 E Hickory Ave
Crestview

Shawn A Mitchell DMD

304 Glen Ave
Valparaiso

Sims, Dr. Roger

222 Cedar Ave
Crestview

Stephen Speck DDS

358 Sudduth Cir NE
Fort Walton Beach

Stubbs Orthodontics

4633 E Hwy 20
Niceville

Thomas Hills DMD

931 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Thomas, Richard

102 Alabama St
Crestview

Waheed, Dr. Faris A.

625 W Baldwin Rd
Panama City

Wall, Dr. Derek H.

801 Ohio Ave
Lynn Haven

Walling, Dr. Tara G.

3135 Thomas Dr
Panama City

Welsh, Dr, Susan, M

106 Wright Parkway SW
Fort Walton Beach

Whiter Image Dental

180 Allen Rd NE

Wietekamp, Dr. Gary L.

2407 Saaint Andrews Blvd
Panama City

William Neale DDS

824 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach

William Preston DDS

816 Pinedale Rd
Fort Walton Beach

William Roark DDS

202 Hospital Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Woo, Dr. Jean

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Wright Parkway Dental Center

106 SW Wright Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach

Wright Parkway Dental Center

106 Wright Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Zapata, Dr. Ralf

908 Palm Blvd S
Niceville

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